The Academic Advisor provides the leadership and oversight for a comprehensive academic advising program for the Kinesiology Department with 700+ undergraduate students. The Advisor is responsible for administering and developing the kinesiology advising programs, implementing advising policies, assisting faculty with advising, supervising and training Peer Advisors, problem-solving to respond to student needs, and working with the School of Public health & Health Sciences, (SPHHS) advising staff. The Advisor will provide advising services to kinesiology students regarding fulfillment of the major and University requirements, academic regulations and policies, and resolution of academic challenges. The Advisor needs to regularly collaborate with faculty in the three disciplines within kinesiology (Motor Systems, Physical Activity & Health, and Physiology) and advise students into diverse career paths. The Advisor assists with enrollment management, including coordination with other departments on campus and implementation of the Continuation Policy.
- Advise students regarding Department and University academic regulations, requirements, and guidelines. Promptly and accurately communicate with students (current, incoming, potential, and transfer). Maintain records of confidential advising sessions regarding academic progress to ensure advising continuity and to facilitate graduation clearance. Support faculty in internships and non-traditional academic experiences.
- Participate year-round in recruitment activities. Develop relationships with various offices on campus including but not limited to: School Advising Staff, Undergraduate Registrar, New Student Orientation, Disability Services, Mental Health, Campus Career Services, and Student Athlete Academic Services.
- Direct the Peer Advisor program, and supervise the activities of 8-16 Peer Advisors throughout the academic year.
- Collaborate with students, faculty, staff, and alumni for identity building.